Egypt With a population of more than 75 million and growing, Egypt struggles to find the resources to support children and families. Every year, thousands of Egyptians are born into poverty that negatively impacts their health and wellbeing.
Save the Children’s Presence in Egypt For over 25 years, Save the Children in Egypt has worked to promote education, health and livelihood services for children and youth. Our goal continues to be reaching marginalized and underprivileged children, especially in remote rural areas. Though Egypt has made significant progress in its development, much work is still needed to ensure that children receive the services they need for healthy growth and development.
DRR and Health In Egypt, Save the Children has been involved in the Humanitarian Pandemic Preparedness (H2P) Initiative which is a three year USAID-funded initiative aiming to build a fully
prepared and deployable (“off-the-shelf”) capacity of likely first-responders (e.g. NGO staff, community-level volunteers, Red Cross/Crescent) during an influenza pandemic. The partnership lead by International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFCR) aims to reduce excess mortality from a pandemic in at least 20 most at-risk countries, including Egypt. The initiative aims to limit excess mortality and morbidity during a human pandemic through strengthened humanitarian response capacity in the areas of health, food security and livelihoods, with particular emphasis on the community level. The initiative will create pandemic preparedness tools and action plans and include the civil society role mandated by GoE in national, governorate and district pandemic preparedness and response plans.
Image: Mona, 25, with her daughters Farah, one, in Cairo, Egypt.